ADINS, our bid for a more sustainable world
The Special Additives’ Business Unit works every day in the development and marketing of a wide range of innovative, effective and sustainable products, namely: ADINS.
Our technical expertise, technological capabilities, and collaborative spirit have helped develop these products, which are a clear commitment to achieve our purpose: to develop applications that improve the lives of people worldwide.
ADINS are based on sepiolite, and can currently be found in various security-related applications, such as wire and cable products, and the construction, transportation, E & E, or textile industry, among others.
Through surface modifications and controlled particle growth, we provide new functions, reinforcing properties in both organic and inorganic materials.
This has great advantages, as it allows to adapt and develop the products according to the specific requirements of the market, as well as to the different standards and regulations of the various industries in which we are present.
ADINS FLAME RETARDANCY
One of the objectives of the firefighting industry is ensuring easier and safer evacuations. Therefore, it is necessary to be improve devices and structures, increasing their resistance to fire, to keep emergency systems operational.
In this sense, improving the performance of polymeric materials is key to saving lives in buildings, trains, or even in the field of electric mobility, where new and interesting challenges are emerging.
ADINS® Flame Retardancy is our range of synergistic flame-retardant additives for polymers, which act in current flame-proofing systems (halogen and halogen-free).
ADINS® significantly improves the performance of plastic components under fire conditions, enabling compliance with the strictest health and safety international standards, such as the European Regulation on Construction Products Regulation (CPR) or the EN45545 Railway Regulation.
ADINS® technology is a halogen-free inorganic solution with a minimum environmental impact, and zero production of toxic fumes. In addition, with the use of ADINS® we have been able to incorporate key properties, such as:
Flame spread reduction.
Heat release reduction.
But how does Adins Flame Retardancy contribute to our safety? Over 75% of fire-related deaths is due to the inhalation of toxic gases produced in fires. The delay in the appearance of smoke to secure a safe evacuation, helps save lives and facilitates the extinction actions of emergency equipment, thus reducing other risks and property damage.
As a practical example, ADINS can be found in the current AVE trains (High Speed Trains), and improve fire protection and the safety of cables.
ADINS® Clean is the range of photocatalytic products specifically designed to degrade organic contaminants. Their use allows to obtain self-cleaning surfaces by the action of ultraviolet light from the sun, thus it is used in building facades and asphalt to remove contaminants in the atmosphere (NOx and VOC).
Why does ADINS® Clean help to make our cities more sustainable?
Decontaminating materials are critical in terms of sustainability, their use in urban centers, where lower levels of environmental pollution are a priority, and have great advantages. ADINS® Clean confers surfaces self-cleaning and decontamination properties for the following applications:
Paint & Coatings (inorganic and organic paints, varnishes, gel coats).
Cement-based materials (panels, walls, floors).
Ceramics (enamels, ceramic coatings, tiles).
Imagine roads that neutralize emissions from cars, facades, and floors that self-clean with sunlight, drastically reducing cleaning and recovery costs. Undoubtedly, the use of ADINS® Clean is good for our lungs and our pockets, helping to make our cities cleaner and more sustainable.
ADINS® Protection products are high-performance biocidal additives based on different active ingredients which may be incorporated in various materials for applications such as construction, paints and coatings, textiles, plastics and rubbers, etc.
Microbial activity has a significant impact on the durability of materials, thereby incorporating biocides is essential to reduce costs and avoid cleaning, painting and repairs in end applications.
Our biocides, in addition to acting as bactericides, fungicides and algaecides, show virucidal activity, and are particularly active against all enveloped viruses.
Furthermore, our silver-based biocidal products generate a high antimicrobial activity in low doses, thus allowing an optimal dispersion in the matrices in which they are incorporated.
MATCH RESULT: ADINS 1 - COVID 0
The current situation resulting from the crisis caused by the COVID-19 has posed challenges, but also many opportunities, as aspects such as hygiene and disinfection have gained unprecedented importance.
ADINS® Protection S10 have demonstrated to be very active against enveloped viruses, including the Coronavirus strain, Norovirus, Rotavirus and Adenovirus, according to EN 14476.
The tests, carried out in an external laboratory, have confirmed that ADINS® Protection S10 reduces the viral load by up to 99.99% in both short and long periods.
Our goal is that all areas of high exposure to viruses, bacteria and algae can access this technology.
Can you imagine how we could contribute to the safety and health of people just by incorporating our technology in hospitals and medical supplies? How we would increase safety in the food industry? And in public spaces?
The possibilities are endless!